Cherry juice for gout remedy, sounds like an "old wives tale" doesn't it.? So you would prefer some large changes to your lifestyle or a possible toxic level of conventional chemicals? What would you choose?
if you are interested in a possible natural way of eliminating many of the problems that gout can cause that is being studied scientifically. Then Cherry Juice for gout is one of the most common forms of gout remedies. It will not immediately affect your gout, but in a few hours or days, pending how bad your attack is or how late in the the attack you start treatment, then cherry Juice is a great plan of trying to control your arthritic beast.
Preliminary results from a study first published in Agricultural Research Magazine, May 2004 "Fresh Cherries may Help Arthritis Sufferers" suggest that there might be something to digesting fresh Bing cherries or the juice itself to reduce painful arthritic inflammation conditions like gout.Retired chemist R.A.Jacob stated "Our test is among the first to track anti-inflammatory effects of fresh Bing Cherries in a controlled experiment with healthy volunteers".These experiments were the first to test key inflammatory indicators in blood samples and were following up previous work reported in the 2003 issue of Journal Of Nutrition.Darshan Kelley a fellow chemist also stated "Our main focus in this study was gout, a very painful form of arthritis..During gout attacks, crystals of a naturally occurring chemical, uric acid, accumulate in joints—commonly in the toes—and cause pain. Urate in blood plasma is a precursor of these uric acid crystals. So, we closely measured volunteers' levels of plasma irate."The plasma levels of the volunteers decreased to a significant level over a five hour period after their meal of cherries with elevated uric acid levels being excreted from the test subjects. A side result of gout is an unwanted rise in nitric oxide which is believed to be related in damage to arthritic joints and there was a slight lowering of levels prior to the cherry juice meal. Levels of tumour necrosis factor alpha which is another gout marker were expected to lower but sadly this was not found.
In another experiment In December 2012, Zhang and colleagues from Boston University Medical Center published a very interesting paper in Arthritis and Rheumatism. In this case/control study, patients with gout were enrolled in an Internet-based registry. Investigators picked a 2-day period just before an attack of gout and compared that period with the 2 preceding days and the 2 subsequent days as control periods unrelated to an attack of gout.
The investigators validated the diagnosis of gout in more than 550 patients by looking at medical records authorized by the patients for review, and found that this group of patients had more than 1250 attacks of gout. The investigators looked at various self-reported dietary items, including cherries and other unrelated foods. They found that the intake of cherries before an attack of gout reduced the likelihood of experiencing an acute attack of gout by one third compared with the intake of unrelated foods.
This interesting finding suggests that there may be some basis to the ingestion of cherry extract or cherries to reduce attacks of gout. What might be the scientific basis for this? Cherry extract blocks the tubular reabsorption of urate and increases urate excretion in the urine. Cherry juice may also block xanthine oxidase and reduce the production of uric acid.
Cherry extract has a synergistic effect with allopurinol. Moreover, cherries contain anthocyanins, which are somewhat anti-inflammatory. Thus, there may actually be a reason why patients are making the right decision by ingesting cherries. Future controlled clinical trials of cherry extract should help to confirm or disprove this very interesting epidemiologic observation.
So, at the end of the day, there might be just some truth in the juice of cherries as a counter to gout problems. It is certainly worth trying to see if this potential remedy works for you.
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